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Madeline Andrews

"I may say, to begin with, that psycho-analysis is not a child of speculation, but the result of experience, and for this reason, like every new product of science, is unfinished."

On psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud

At the friendly request of the Secretary of your section of Neurology and Psychiatry I take the liberty of directing the attention of this Congress to the subject of psycho-analysis, which at the present moment is being extensively studied by neurologists and psychiatrists in Europe and America.

Betraying Lacan or Some Remarks on the Skin of the Twat

Ricardo Goldenberg

How to read Lacan? That is the question. Or perhaps: what does reading mean? I am not so much referring to reading in general – although it could be an interesting subject of research: the place of the letter, that sort of thing – as to how we read in psychoanalysis, and, especially, how we (mis)read Lacan.

Trair Lacan ou Observações Sobre a Pele do Babaca

Ricardo Goldenberg

Como ler Lacan?, eis a questão. Ou ainda, o que ler quer dizer? Penso menos na leitura em geral – embora seja um tema interessante: o lugar da letra, isso tudo – como o que significa ler em psicanálise e, especialmente, o quê ler Lacan.

The Passe, without Nomination

Serge Granier de Cassagnac


La Passe, sans Nomination

Serge Granier de Cassagnac

La passe, dispositif inventé par Lacan pour mettre à l’épreuve le devenir analyste, est toujours pertinent – notre expérience à Analyse Freudienne nous le montre – mais elle ne peut être reprise à l’identique, particulièrement en ce qui concerne la question de la nomination.

Anticipation and Expectation

Madeline Andrews

How might one approach the passe from the place of inexperience? How might one critique its principle and its effects, when at the level of such a divide (i.e. the other side of experience), its uncharted potential lends itself so readily to fantastic rumination?

The Agreement of Agreement (l’Accord d’Accord)

Guy Le Gaufey

(What follows is a plea for a certain style of passe which is practised in the École Lacanienne de Psychanalyse, in order to continue this adventure, in so far as it is precariously inscribed in regard to the demands for legitimacy within prevailing discourses.)

L’accord D’accord

Guy Le Gaufey

(Ce qui suit se veut un plaidoyer pour un certain style de passe pratiqué dans l’ École Lacanienne de Psychanalyse, afin que se prolonge cette aventure, pour autant qu’elle s’inscrit en porte-à-faux au regard des exigences de légitimité des discours ambiants).

Psychoanalysis and Personality Disorders

Peta Welsh

It is worth remembering that much of the psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders finds its roots in the history of psychoanalysis. Since at least the 1920s in the clinics and the writings of Object Relations, Self Psychology, and Ego Psychology, the problematics of diagnosis and treatment of those with disturbed patterns of relating has continued...

Patrick Wilcken: Claude Lévi-Strauss: The poet in the Laboratory. New York: Penguin, 2010.

Michael Plastow

If Patrick Wilcken’s book about Claude Lévi-Strauss is described as “the first Englishlanguage Lévi-Strauss biography” , perhaps this fact also indicates the difficulties with such a confrontation of Lévi-Strauss’ oeuvre and Anglo-American thought.